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tomorrow inside the mind of a monster. a special "piers morgan live" on ariel castro and his house of horror es. anderson cooper starts right now. we are live tonight with breaking news from cleveland where we are putting together a very disturbing picture, of who ariel castro is and the nightmare he allegedly subjected his victims to. a prosecutor today put it like this, castro, he said, ran a torture chamber in that house behind me, a private prison right here in the heart of the city. also, look at what this woman says about her father's behavior. >> about two months ago, he picked me up, we spent the afternoon together. i just had some service on my car. and he showed me a picture that was in his cell phone, randomly. and he said, look at this cute little girl. it was a face shot.
and i said she's cute. who is that? you know. and he said, this is my girlfriend's child. i said, dad, that girl looks like emily. emily is my younger sister. and he said, no, that's not my child. that's my girlfriend's child by somebody else. and i said, dad, that looks like emily. you know, he denied it again. i said, dad, look at the nose, that looks just like emily. and he said -- he started getting vague. he said, well, it could be -- we've been together for a long time, i just don't know and then the subject changed. >> we're going to have more of that exus collusive interview with castro's daughter later on. castro was arraigned today on four counts of kidnapping, three counts of rape, accused of holding women in his home for about a decade. a law enforcement source says that during interrogation, castro confessed to some of his actions during the decade.
the source didn't go into details about what exactly he confessed to. now, tonight in ohio a candlelight vigil for gina dejesus and michelle knight. there could be more charges to come against their alleged captor, ariel castro. it says when at least one of the women got pregnant, castro allegedly starved her for at least two weeks and then punched her in the stomach until she miscarried. this allegedly happened multiple times. we'll have more on castro's arraignment in a moment. i also spoke with his former in-laws, including the sister of his ex-wife who says that castro is to blame for her sister's death. meanwhile, the mother of one of the victims, gina dejesus, is speaking out in her first interview. nancy reid spoke about gina's first night home. >> she said, mom, i don't want to stay in the room. i said, you don't have to anymore. so that's part of the process, of her healing, and knowing that
she can now do what she wants. >> she said she doesn't want to stay in the room. >> nope. >> well, much has been made about the connections. between the castro family and gina dejesus' family, it's really fascinating, the connections. they knew each other and sometimes gina's mother would sometimes see ariel castro. they asked him about that. >> you would see him and he would say how are you doing? nothing was wrong. >> yes. >> that's chilling. >> it is. >> all the while he had your daughter. >> yes. you don't know how many times i've been through this street. i passed by that street. i was just two blocks and a half away from there. >> that's unbelievable.
today castro's mother, lily rodriguez, spoke to reporters through the window of her car. she was clearly distraught. she spoke in spanish and the writing will be on the screen. [ speaking foreign language ] >> that is castro's mother speaking to reporters. there are other pieces of the puzzle just now coming to light. writings found inside the house, pictures of the backyard and the word that castro had confessed to at least some actions. joining me, cnn's martin savidge, pamela brown as well as woio investigative reporter scott taylor. pamela, what have you heard about this alleged confession? >> anderson, we've been hearing
that ariel castro has been cooperating with federal investigators in the last few days. now we learned from a source with first-hand knowledge of the investigation that he has confessed in detail. the source is reluctant to say exactly what he's confessed to specifically but we know they're related to the actions we've been hearing about. we know he faces three counts of rape. there seems to be mounting evidence against him. >> the source actually used that word, what his verbiage could be confessing. >> yes, he's been confessing to authorities. >> and there are exclusive photographs taken from castro's backyard of the home. >> yes, these photo graphs were
taken by a neighbor, taken both over a night and daytime. these photos show really what was going on in the backyard when the fbi was going through there. you can see it's dark, you can see also the tarp has been put up to protect prying eyes but still, it was a hole that was dug. the fbi is down on the ground. they clearly were looking for something. remember, the fbi is methodically building a case here and they are doing it over a decade, so these photographs give you a peek into the bckyard, but you realize how isolated it is. his backyard was unique, it was shielded and in many areas it was really just isolated. >> scott, as far as we knowers they have not found human remains in that backyard or anywhere else. >> no, they haven't. over the last two days and a half, they wednesday into the abandoned buildings along the cadaver dogs with the evidence bags. we saw them take out a couple evidence bags, but so far they have not found anything, at least that's what they're saying publicly. >> you and your team from woio,
what else have you heard from sources? >> well, we can talk about that letter that was inside the house that investigators, at least what my sources say, they say that it's a letter that was written in 2004. if you want to believe what is out there right now, that ariel castro wrote this letter. we've talked about confessions. you've talked about confessions. if you take a look at this letter and read the details, he talks about, really, confessing. he says he's a sexual predator. he details exactly how he picks up each one of these women. he says that he's sick, that he needs help, that -- he even talked about and you've talked about this a little bit, about a suicide note. is it a suicide note or a confession? in this note, he talks about killing himself. and then he talks about the money that he's saved and giving it to "my victims". he specifically says my victims.
>> this is coming from multiple sources? >> this is from several sources, and i have talked to several sources and i have one source that has detailed that letter in multiple pages. >> and i just want to jump in here quickly, according to my sources as well, he also justified his actions in this multiple-page document, we're hearing. saying that we talked about this earlier, that he said he was abused by a family member. and he talked about that in connection with justifying his behavior towards these women inside that home. and according to sources, this was a detailed account of his actions and the reasons behind his actions and only a part of this was talking about suicide. >> it looks into his mind at a particular time. it's 2004. the women are recent captives. there have been some suggestions by authorities, why 2004? it was also a year that he got in trouble. because as a school bus driver, he was alleged to have left a child behind on his bus.
they think that might have triggered these thoughts, but the justification, no one gets. >> he also talks about these women in this letter as possessions. after he allegedly picked up gina, only 14 years old, surprised that she was so young, didn't have an idea that she was so young. and he also talked about having some remorse, apologetic to everybody that he hurt. >> but he saw, allegedly saw, his daughter with gina walking home from school. she was the last one to have apparently seen her before she disappeared. so he must have known that she was a friend of his own daughter. >> he very well might have known that. now, i have been told back in 2004, witnesses were telling the police, the f.b.i., that they saw someone talking to gina in a vehicle. it appeared that gina knew who this person was, got in the vehicle and took off. in this letter, basically, that's what he says.
that he picked up amanda and he picked up gina in the vehicle. >> we're going to talk to two people, garrett tuckman is going to talk to two people, who say they actually witnessed the vehicle and ariel castro picking up gina dejesus back then. they say police didn't really believe their story back then. they're telling their story tonight. scott taylor, appreciate it. pamela brown, mark savage, appreciate all of your hard work today. a judge today ordered that castro be held on $8 million bond, $2 million for each of the three women and the other $2 million for the child that was born in captivity. i am joined by a prosecutor live -- sonny, i mean, $8 million bail, he would have to raise 10% of that, $800,000. clearly, if his house is in foreclosure, he would have a hard time doing that. but it's possible he couldn't have gotten any bail, right? >> you know, this is -- he's being held on bondable offenses. kidnapping and rape. so while it's possible that he couldn't have gotten any bond, he did get bond.
but it's $8 million, anderson. as you mentioned, he's got to put up at least 10% of that. so $8 million in total, it's very unlikely that he would be able to post bond. and i think we do need to remember that these are holding counts. that's what we call them in the law. many, many more charges will be coming up when there's an indictment in this case. we're talking about three women. ten years of crimes. $8 million, i know a lot of people are concerned about this. how could he possibly get bond? really, there is very, very -- my sense, anderson, is that he would never get out on bond in a case like this. >> the prosecutor is talking about seeking murder charges, even the death penalty, i know you've been looking into ohio laws, is the prosecutor on solid legal ground here? >> he really is.
apparently, ohio law does provide for aggravated murder if someone forces someone or forces the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy. it's been reported that michelle knight was pregnant at least five times and that ariel castro starved her and punched her in the stomach resulting in the termination of those pregnancies. if you look at ohio law, it's very possible that this prosecutor could pursue aggravated murder charges and there's a death penalty in ohio. i do believe if they can prove it, if they think they can prove it, they're on pretty solid legal ground in ohio. >> does there have to be physical evidence of a terminated pregnancy or of a mismarriage? because as we were talking to all sources, they have not found any human remains inside the house or outside the house thus far without medical proof that one of the women was pregnant and miscarried, could they still charge that? >> they could still charge that. we are sort of living, anderson,
in the post-csi era. when i was a medical examiner, i preferred that eyewitness testimony. if you preferred someone like michelle knight or amanda berry or gina dejesus on the witness stand talking about the horrors they experienced and if the jury believe that is michelle knight, in fact, went through this type of terror and having five pregnancies terminated, i don't know that a juror would let him off just because there's an absence of medical testimony. so, yeah, it's preferable to have the medical testimony. these women need to testify to the brutality they experienced. >> appreciate your expertise. thank you very much. you can follow me on twitter tonight. let me know what you think about this case so far. just ahead, cnn's exclusive
interview with one of ariel castro's daughters. she says some of the accusations did strike her as strange in the past. >> everything is making sense now. it's all adding up. i'm disgusted. i'm horrified. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ the one and only, cheerios
allegedly lured her into his car. arlene, describe what happened next. >> i decided to call my mom, ask her. and so she gave me 50 cents to call my mom. my mom said no, that i can't go over to her house. and, so, i told her i couldn't. and she said, well, okay. i'll talk to you later. and she -- >> and that's the last time she saw gina. now, over the last nine years, arlene went to vigils and never forgot her best friend. now she's faced with her worst fear, that the kidnapper is her very own father. >> i'm really disappointed. embarrassed. mainly devastated about this whole situation. >> when was the last time you spoke to your father? >> um, it was late last month. i had no idea -- we -- me and my father were never really that
close. every time we would talk, it would just be short conversations and just a hello, how are you doing and let me know if you need anything and that was it. >> and did you ever meet the little girl, jocelyn? >> no, i've never met her before. >> in terms of violence in the home, did you ever witness that? >> oh, no, never. never. i would like to say, i'm absolutely so, so sorry. i really want to see you, gina. and i want you to meet my kids. i'm so sorry for everything. >> that is one of ariel castro's daughters who was friends with gina dejesus. now, we heard from one of her other daughters, earlier, and she said she did see the 6-year-old and actually confronted her dad saying, that looks a lot like my other sister. cnn's lorie segal got an interview, talked with her today.
and lorie joins me now with this interview with angie grey. i can't imagine what this was like for this young woman when she realizes the accusations were true, what her father's done. >> anderson, she said this was a nightmare. she woke up saying this was a nightmare for everyone. she was very close with him. she gave us a lot of those details. but she also said she's now beginning to piece together a puzzle of what could have been signs. she talks a lot about that home and how she was there. and she says she definitely saw some signs, looking back. listen to what she had to say. >> all of these weird things that i've noticed, you know, over the years, about how he kept his house locked down so tight, certain areas, and, you know, how if we'd be out at my grandma's having dinner, he would disappear, you know, for an hour or so and then come back and there would be no explanation where he went. everything is making sense now. it's all adding up. and i'm just disgusted. i'm horrified.
>> did you ever try to get into that basement? >> not since i was -- when i was very young, when my mom was still living through, i did pick the locks on the basement, because there was a cheap master lock on the door, picked the lock and we went snooping. i remember there being a fish tank down there. which is odd because there was nobody down there to look at the fish. >> did you ever see any signs of a 6-year-old there? >> i never saw signs in the house. i never saw her with him, but about two months ago, he picked me up, we spent the afternoon together. i had some service on my car. and he showed me a picture in his cell phone, randomly, and he said look at this cute little girl. it was a face shot. and i said she's cute. who is that? you know?
and he said, this is my girlfriend's child. and i said, dad, that girl looks like emily. emily is my younger sister. he said, no, that's not my child. that's my girlfriend's child by somebody else. >> your family is attached to this stigma. what is the message that you want to tell people that they might not understand? >> that my father's actions are not a reflection of everyone in the family. they're definitely not a reflection of myself. or my children. we don't have monster in our blood. >> never want to talk to your dad again? >> no. i have no problem cutting him out of my life. i have no problem doing that. i never want to see him again. and another thing that i would like to ask him is when did he think this was going to be over? how did he think it was going to end? you're 52 years old, did you think you could carry this charade forever?
what did he think was going to happen? and eventually, you would have been caught. and what of these girls? what of your family? you didn't care. >> what message do you have for these girls? they're safe now. they're no longer there, but they were hold captive and their whole lives were turned upside down. what message do you have for these women and their families? >> i feel so much sorrow that you had to endure this. i'm glad that you're back home with your family, finally. because they never stopped thinking about you, they never stopped, they never forgot you. they always thought you were alive when everybody else thought you were gone. i also, you know, i also feel sorrow that in michelle's case, i'm just now hearing about her, too. that her case was treated differently because she was an adult when she came up missing.
that's real tragic because she was taken against her will, as well. and it's sickening. it's sickening. i could have, you know, that could have been -- that could be anybody in that position, you know. in the blink of an eye, you could be abducted, brutalized and nobody would ever know it. you could be right around the corner and nobody would ever know it. it just goes to show. >> do you want to see them at all? would you like to see them at any point? >> i would love to see them. i would love to see the little girl, jocelyn. but i don't want to pressure her at all. maybe further down the road, it could be a possibility, and i would really love that. but right now, these girls need to heal. >> i misspoke earlier. i said she met the 6-year-old girl. i just pointed out that she saw a picture of her on the cell
phone. still startling that she said it looks like our other sister. she says unlike the other sister, she was close to her father. >> yeah, she was there a couple months ago, even. she describes growing up and her mother actually left the home and she stayed for an extra year. and she really said she was there for her father. right when i was leaving, she showed me some pictures of her and her father. and there were these pictures of her as a young child and him just embracing her. you could tell, she was sitting there just getting very quiet. you could tell this was really tough for her. >> you said she was there two months ago, was she inside the house? >> yeah, she was inside the home, she said he cooked, they listened to music. >> and she wasn't able to walk around the house? >> yeah, and she says, these pieces, now they're making sense. she wants us to go upstairs. he says, no, you can't get up there. she wants us to go downstairs. he said no. and now she's just putting together those pieces. and for this woman, she's now really wrapping her head around this. she showed me a picture of her boy. she's got boys and they were on a motorcycle with ariel.
and she said, she was just looking at the pictures and said, the neighbors used to trust him to take around the children. so for her this is going to be a process, too, anderson. >> laurie, appreciate that. earlier, i talked to ariel castro's former sister. and her daughter, marie. alita's sister who died last year was castro's former common law wife. she says she was physically abused for years by castro before she left him. listen. >> he had pushed her down a flight of steps, broke her skull from the front of her head to the back of her head. this was the cause of my sister's death. >> she just stops and holds her head. she was in so much pain. and he did that to her and i couldn't do nothing about it, you know? >> she died in 2012 of a brain tumor.
on the contrary, he inserted himself into the dejesus family grief. here's randi kaye. >> reporter: of all of the people comforting gina dejesus' mother last year in the anniversary of her daughter's disappearance, one man now stands out. ariel castro. not only did he comfort her mother while her daughter remained locked away in his home, but he played music and performed at the family's fundraisers. forensic psychologist chris mohandy has not examined castro was says it is typical behavior. >> make no mistake, this was a man who potentially was a master manipulator of people's perceptions of him and the idea that he put on these different masks, even to his up family, is not unexpected. >> reporter: given what we know now that police believe castro held gina dejesus captive in his home for more than nine years along with amanda berry and michelle knight, the very thought of him offering comfort is downright sickening for
family members. >> it enables them to blend in and avoid suspicion being passed upon. second, they can develop information about where the investigation is headed by pumping the family for information. and third, maybe sometimes most importantly, it provides them with pleasure. they are there. they're fooling the family. they're seeing the pain that the family might be going through. and if this is a sadistic offender, that pain is going to be very gratifying. >> reporter: in fact n the days and weeks following gina's disappearance, ariel castro helped search for her. he hung flyers with her photo and attended rallies. this community activist spoke with abc news about it. >> he came up, hung some fliers, hugged gina's father. so he was definitely very, very sophisticated in his evil. >> reporter: and, yet, there's another strange twist. gina dejesus and ariel castro's daughter, arlene, were best
friends. in fact, arlene was the last person to see her. gina had given arlene 50 cents to make a phone call. so gina didn't have money for the bus. gina had to walk home instead. and that's when she was taken. through tears arlene apologized to gina on abc's "good morning america." >> i am absolutely so, so sorry. i really want to see you, gina. and i want you to meet my kids. i'm so sorry for everything. >> and another of ariel castro's children is also connected. his son, anthony, wrote this article for the plain press back in 2004 titled gina dejesus' disappearance has changed her neighborhood. in it, he interviewed gina's mother who tells her now people are watching out for each other's kids. it's a shame that a tragedy had
to happen to really know my neighbors. little did she know, one neighbor had taken her daughter and had no plans to give her back. randi kaye, cnn, atlanta. >> it's so disturbing. gina spent her second day fully reuniting with her family. i talked to sandra ruiz and her cousin earlier tonight. >> first of all, i don't want to ask anything that invades on her privacy. just use your judgment on what you're going to say, but just how is she doing? >> she's in great spirits, you know. finally, some people listen. and she spent an hour and a half outside and i've never seen her -- i mean, it's just exciting. >> an hour and a half in the backyard. out in the sun. >> yeah. until the helicopter showed up and ruined it all, but she's doing good. >> that must be so incredible for her to be outside. from all we've heard, she was rarely, if ever, outside. >> she's very, very happy to be outside. but, unfortunately, it was short
lived. >> news helicopters or something? >> yes. >> it's terrible. how is the family doing? i mean, to have her back? >> words cannot express. cannot express. the joy that we have. >> did you think this day would come? so many family members that i've talked to say they've held onto hope. but there's got to be some days where it's hard to hold on to that. >> some days you give up. but thank god we have the strength and the lord on our side. >> and their mother never did give up. nancy, every single day, was the warrior. and made everybody else believe gina was coming home. and she was right. >> i know when shawn hornbeck was found, a young man who was held captive for 4 1/2 years, they were interviewed saying that it gave them hope to keep moving forward. >> yep, you got that. it did. it did. >> what was that moment like? we saw gina coming home yesterday. i saw you in the video, as well. just to see her stepping through
that door? >> it was a miracle. i mean, i just can't explain it. i can't explain it. it's hard to believe. it's still kind of surreal. but, every day, we're, like, yeah. god heard us and she's hear. >> and your faith has kept you going. >> yeah. >> i've talked to a lot of people who have had in experience coming back. and all of them say it's important not to pressure the person to talk, just let them in their own time. is that what you guys are doing? >> that's why we want space. we want her to acclimate with, you know, being able to sit outside and enjoy the wind and hear the birds. people don't understand that. shame on them. i hope it never happens to them. never. go ahead, sorry. >> we just want her to be with her family and get to know us
again, as well. it's really difficult when people don't listen. >> yeah. well, i believe she has a right to her privacy. if she never wants to talk about what happened publicly, that's fine, too. it's all about what she wants. >> exactly. you hit it right on the nail. it's her decision. not yours, not mine, not mom's, not dad's. it's going to be her decision. >> especially after being in a situation where she hasn't been able to exercise her own decision-making for all of this time. that's even more important. that she's the one making the decision. >> and, again, it comes down to freedom. she came out of one prison and, to some degree, she's in another prison. it really feels like that. >> well, i hope you're given space and time, sandra, thank you so much. and my best wishes to the family. >> we want to thank you because you have been awesome. and i want you guys to understand that.
>> thank you. >> you're patient and we love that. and i wish more people could follow in your steps. >> i appreciate it. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. up next, a lot of questions still swirling. did police miss opportunities to check case roast's home over the years to rescue the women earlier? they flatly say no, that's not the case. but two brothers make a starting concern about the day gina vanished.
one question in this neighborhood this week, did the police miss an opportunity to suspicious incidents, such as a naked woman seen in ariel castro's backyard. cleveland police however say that's not the case. that an initial review of police databases fails to show any reports were made from anyone living near the seymour avenue house. however, upon examination of the database is still ongoing. now, two men making a really startling claim. to claim about the night that gina dejesus went missing in 2004. here's his report. >> reporter: he claims he could have helped cleveland police end this nightmare nine years ago. the street is west 105th. only a couple blocks away from the school gina was walking home from the day she was kidnapped.
eric and his brother were driving when a car came up on their left in the turning lane. >> then you saw a girl walking down the sidewalk on that side of the street? >> yeah, right over there on the corner. right there by that brick building. >> and what did you see this driver do after that? >> when he crossed fidelity here, this intersection, he swerved in front of us, almost hitting us, to get in to where the parking lane is, and as soon as we passed him up, he did a u-turn, didn't care if anybody was coming the other way or nothing, just did a u-turn right in front of, right in front of where the little girl was walking. >> reporter: in this week's police report, authorities have confirmed she was kidnapped at west 105th street. after eric and his brother saw the car make a u-turn and head towards the girl, they also made a u-turn angry they almost got hit by the driver and also concerned about the girl. but when they got to the spot where they had seen the girl, they no longer did. she was gone.
it wasn't long before reports surfaced about a missing girl named gina dejesus. so eric and his brother say they immediately called police to tell them what they saw. >> she was wearing tight, black pants and a puffy gray jacket. >> what was the description? >> a little girl wearing tight black pants and a gray, puffy jacket. >> reporter: eric says the authorities never did seem to think their information was credible. >> it seemed like they were looking at us like we were looking for attention or something like that. >> the police? >> yeah, they didn't seem to give any real true desire to the case, you know what i'm saying? they thought we was blowing smoke up their butts or something. >> why do you think that is? >> i have no clue. >> reporter: eric and his brother say that is the face they saw behind the wheel that day. but theirs isn't the only story that if acted upon, could have ended the terror allegedly brought by ariel castro. in 2004, castro, who was a school bus driver had allegedly kidnapped two girls and was about to kidnap gina dejesus
left a child on his bus as he headed into the bus depot. i asked police why castro wasn't more aggressively questioned about the incident. >> he was interviewed extensively relative to this complaint that we had. he was not a suspect in any other complaint. this was a -- he was a bus driver who, inadvertently, so he says, left the kid on the bus, went in for a lunch break and came back and found the young man. >> reporter: castro was never prosecuted for that incident. a year later he was in court for repeated abuse against his common law wife. he was accused of everything from breaking her nose twice to dislocated her shoulders. but the case was ultimately dismissed because of numerous delays caused by castro not showing up and attorneys for both sides not showing up. police strongly defend their work in this case and say they have no records of any recent calls pertaining to ariel castro. they also tell us that they have not been able to confirm that they have records talking to
eric pointdexter and his brother back when the kidnapping happened. >> i believe that little girl was gina dejesus. >> just incredible. what do you think of them when you spend time with them? >> reporter: these brothers, they have absolutely no motivation to lie. they are not seeking publicity. could it be this amazing coincidence that the day gina disappeared, they saw a girl that looked like gina and a guy who looked like the suspect who turned the car around to get gina? it's possible. but what's haunting is that they saw the license plate, they reported the license plate to police and they and police have no idea why they didn't look into that. >> wow, it's just incredible. more from cleveland ahead. we'll be right back. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios
this is at the hands of the bashar al assad regime. and many syrians have called this at their own peril. one man called us many times. you probably know him, he's called the show many times, you can hear his voice. his family reports he was arrested two weeks ago near his damascus home. i spoke to him about his conditions of the detention back then. listen. >> madness and death. >> madness and death? >> yes. i could not conjure up what was inside. it is not the physical torture, i'm not talking about that. i'm talking about the torture of souls. >> we have talked often over the last year, and you insisted on using your name. was there a moment, did you ever regret that? i mean, do you regret that?
>> never, anderson. not for a single second. never. we all talk about the martyrs but no one is talking about those people who are inside the detention centers, these horror places. there is evil in syria. now i understand more. now i'm more committed to people who are -- i'm feeling committed to any kid oppressed in the world. there is the power of life and face of death, peace in face of war, we should all come together and find leadership. >> you know, what i find heroic about you and about others who speak out is not that you do not have fear, but it's that you experience fear just like everybody else, but that doesn't stop you from continuing to speak out. and, even now, you are speaking out. do you worry you can be arrested again?
>> yes, of course i am. the story has not ended. >> the story has not ended. as i said, his family says he was arrested two weeks ago. they have no information on his detention. we will keep you updated with any news we get. there's a lot more happening here with isha. the boston marathon bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev has finally been entombed. however, the location is unknown. an employee of the funeral home that handled the body would only say it was interred outside of massachusetts. jodi arias is under watch in the psychiatric ward tonight according to her mother. the sentencing phase of arias' trial is being postponed until wednesday. wednesday she was found guilty of first-degree murder and the jury will decide her sentence, which could include the death penalty.
arias was also told she was not allowed to see her daughter. and thieves used pre-bank debit cards to increase the amount of cash they could withdrawal. and britain's prince harry paid a visit to first lady michelle obama at the white house today. it's the first leg of his week-long tour of the united states. anderson? >> isha thank you. we'll be right back. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock to relentlessly protect what matters most... [beeping...] helping stop crooks before your identity is attacked. and now you can have the most comprehensive identity theft protection available today... lifelock ultimate. so for protection you just
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it's been an incredibly emotional week in cleveland. for four days, three families have begun processing the reality of what they've been hoping for for so many years, the reality that their missing loved ones are alive. we wish amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight and their families strength and peace in the difficult days to come. and we leave you this hour with some of the sights and sounds from here in cleveland since the word first came in that the women were out of that house. >> amanda berry, gina dejesus and a third woman have been found alive and they're doing well. >> heard her screaming. i'm eating my mcdonald's. i come outside, i see this girl going nuts. >> help me, i'm amanda berry!
i've been kidnapped and i've been missing for ten years and i'm here, i'm free now! >> so i did what i had to do and kicked the bottom of the door, and she crawled out of it. she grabbed her baby and threw me off, all right, fine, i got some girl and her kid. >> gina dejesus might be in this house also. we found them. we found them. she's got a young child with her. >> we also have a michelle knight in the house. >> i just want to say we are so happy to have amanda and her daughter home. there are not enough words to say or express the joy that we feel for the return of our family member, gina. >> my first reaction is i saw my daughter, only thing i did was grab her and hug her. i didn't want to let go. >> i'm thrilled. all i want to do is hug her and say i love you. >> cleveland is great, god is good. miracle!
miracle. miracle. >> today, ariel castro was arraigned on four counts of kidnapping, three counts of rape. that does it for us. thank you for watching. "early start" begins right now. confession. reports that ariel castro confesses to some things. details of a decade of torture and torment for three captive women are emerging and they are horse ifg. we have the latest live from cleveland. and a cnn exclusive, shot and devastated by all the revelation. ariel castro's daughter speaks for the very first time. then first jodi arias is put on suicide watch after her murder conviction and now she's in the psych ward. so what prompted this move? that is coming up. good morning, everyone. welcome to this special edition of "early start." i'm